Building GNU Emacs from sources

I want to look at the GNU Emacs source code because I have some ideas I want to try and implement. If you want to write patches for an open-source project, the first thing to do is to check out the latest version from the repository, make sure it compiles and runs. At this stage,… Continue reading Building GNU Emacs from sources

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I wrote a toy url shortener and people started using it

So yesterday I gave an introductory presentation on how to write web applications using Python, Flask and dokku. In my talk I shown how to go from zero to a fully functional application with a small but functional deployment environment based on Dokku. The nice thing I noticed is that people started using it, and… Continue reading I wrote a toy url shortener and people started using it

Testing Go applications with PostgreSQL and docker

I spawn and terminate docker containers automatically with Jenkins. This allowed me to have a lighter application and to keep my testing environment closer to the live environment. In this post I describe how I did this. The problem A problem i recently faced was how to build continuous integration for a web application I… Continue reading Testing Go applications with PostgreSQL and docker

Gin-gonic improvements

While writing simple web applications using gin-gonic web framework, there are some things that should be improved, in my opinion: Ideas Static file serving: it should be improved to use browser caching, according to https://developers.google.com/speed/docs/insights/LeverageBrowserCaching Default values for templates rendering: there are some values that I am going to need in pretty much every template… Continue reading Gin-gonic improvements